Greensboro History Museum
The Greensboro History Museum shares local culture and the city’s significant role in American history, from the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781, to the 1960 Greensboro Sit-Ins, the unforgettable events of September 11, 2001, and much more. The museum consists of the former First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro and Smith Memorial Building. The former Presbyterian church was built in 1892 and is a Romanesque Revival style brick building with a cross gable roof and tower. The semi-circular, 11 bay, Smith Memorial Building was built in 1903. It features four octagonal sides and a tower. The memorial building was designed by the architect Charles Christian Hook (1870-1938). The church and memorial building were connected, and the older structures modified and renovated in 1938. Twelve galleries feature the award-winning “Voices of a City” exhibition, the Murphy Confederate firearms collection, First Lady Dolley Madison collection, and textile manufacturing. Hands-on interactives and audiovisuals. Museum Shop available.